Tangled Branches Confound Darwinian Trees
May 1, 2018
Darwin's branching "tree of life" diagram made for a nice, simple, easy-to-understand, convenient myth. It has sent scientists on a wild tree chase ever since.
Little Bugs with Mighty Powers
April 30, 2018
Bugs so small you could step on them, but if we were their size, we could never do what they do.
Living Things Show Cleverness in Many Ways
April 20, 2018
Wherever biologists and microbiologists look, they find organisms solving problems in remarkably clever ways.
Tiny Life Benefits the Whole World
April 19, 2018
Some very small organisms can produce global effects, such as the tiny crustaceans that stir the oceans every night. What would the oceans be like without life? If minerals, gases and nutrients had to mix by diffusion, the process would be very slow. Wind and currents could help somewhat. Now, Houghton et al., publishing in […]
The Information Packed Into a Bird Egg
April 18, 2018
There's more in a bird's egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).
Do These Fossils Show Evolution?
April 17, 2018
Before taking an evolutionist's word for it that a fossil organism evolved, we should look at the evidence.
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
How Long Does Geology Take?
April 13, 2018
Geological change can occur quickly, if conditions are right, affecting life and civilization.
Paley’s Watch Found
March 30, 2018
There actually is a clock in the heath, and it's in our bodies, too.
Earwig Origami and Maple Seed Rockets
March 28, 2018
Engineering solutions from unlikely organisms inspire applications for wide-ranging human needs.
Diatoms: A Case Study in Darwinian Explanation
March 27, 2018
Some of the most beautiful, elegant, and vital organisms on earth demand a better explanation than 'stuff happens over and over.'
City Trees Give More in Ecosystem Services Than They Cost
March 25, 2018
City planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement. Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and […]
Darwinism as an All-Purpose Story Plot
March 23, 2018
Observations are just props. The play is, “The Evolution of Whatever” or “How Whatever Evolved.” Now playing in science media near you. As a play, Darwinism has two subplots: natural selection and sexual selection. With a little creative screenwriting, any observation in nature can be fit into either or both subplots, provided the perhapsimaybecouldness index […]
More Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica
March 22, 2018
The extent of fossil forests buried in the coldest continent on earth continues to grow and astound explorers.
Elephants and Mammoths Were All One Kind
March 19, 2018
A new study of elephants, mammoths and mastodons show they were all interfertile or capable of hybridization. Our present world is impoverished of elephants, or “elephantids” as scientists dub the family. Mammoths and mastodons roamed throughout America and Asia, evidenced by the massive fossil beds, where millions of mammoth bones can be found in permafrost. […]